Events Hosted by Maine Archives & Museums

Maine Archives and Museums offers professional development workshops, an annual conference, and other events, often in collaboration with local collecting institutions.

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Upcoming MAM events

    • 13 Mar 2024
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online

    Webinar: Get started with Local Contexts: Supporting Indigenous interests in Collections.

    Local Contexts ( is a global non-profit that supports Indigenous communities with tools to reassert sovereignty and cultural authority in collections and data, and with tools for institutions and researchers to disclose Indigenous rights and interests. The Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Biocultural (BC) Labels and Notices work to enhance and legitimize locally based decision-making and Indigenous governance frameworks for determining ownership, access, and culturally appropriate conditions for sharing historical, contemporary, and future collections of cultural heritage and Indigenous data.

    This webinar will provide a brief overview of Local Contexts and focus on how institutions can get started using the Notices through the Local Contexts Hub website. We will focus on logistics and potential next steps, including getting a Hub account, creating projects within the Hub, and how to create and use Notices. We recommend watching our short films and looking at examples of Notices in use so you can bring ideas and questions to this webinar.


    Stephany RunningHawk Johnson 

    Dr. Stephany RunningHawk Johnson is the Local Contexts Founding Executive Director and a Citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. She was formerly at Washington State University, where she held a position as Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies and Social Thought in Education. Her scholarship examines the limitations and possibilities of decolonizing approaches to science education in schools, and explores how changes in educational policy and practice that center Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing have a positive impact. Stephany has a B.S. in Natural Resources with a Specialty in Youth Education, a Master of Education in Teaching and Learning, and a PhD in Critical and Sociocultural Studies in Education from the University of Oregon.

    James Eric Francis Sr. 

    James is Local Contexts’ Council Chair and Penobscot Nation's Tribal Historian. James is studying the relationship between Maine Native Americans and the Landscape. Prior to working at the Penobscot Nation, James worked for the Wabanaki Studies Commission helping implement the new Maine Native American Studies Law into Maine schools and has managed a team of teachers and cultural experts in developing curriculum.

    Corrie Roe 

    Corrie Roe is the Local Contexts Director of Outreach. Before beginning her current role, Corrie was the Local Contexts Institution Outreach Manager and the Institutional Liaison for Hub beta testing. Corrie is a settler living on Paugussett and Wappinger Homelands in what is today known as Connecticut. She studied anthropology and museum studies, and has worked in museums and organizations in Lenapehoking (New York City).

    Attending an Online Discussion

    To participate in this online discussion you will need access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection. We will be using Zoom to host this discussion as an online videoconference. Once you register, you will immediately be sent instructions for logging in via automatically sent email.

    If you do not have access to a computer or mobile device with an internet connection, you will still be able to call in on a telephone, but you will unfortunately not be able to see any of the participants or visuals. 

    Online registration will be open through March 13th. 

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